Coffee & Classics® Winnetka
Fuelfed’s Coffee & Classics® has grown very quickly since the first 24 cars showed up in Winnetka in September of 2010. These events have evolved into the premier monthly Sunday morning gathering, and while others try to emulate it, there is only one original. This is it. An incredible array of beautiful ultra-rare and historically-significant European classics all driven to and park along Winnetka’s beautiful village center. (See Parking and Dates below.)
Gracious owners are as excited to chat and mingle as the local residents are to stroll and view. Nothing comes close to the level and variety of European classics on display. We are very proud the automotive press has dubbed Fuelfed’s Coffee & Classics “the crown jewel” of enthusiast gatherings in the Midwest.
An Iso Grifo parked next to an MGB-GT, or a Porsche 959 next to an Bugatti Type 35? Maybe a Ferrari 250 GTO and prototype DeLorean X-833… you bet!
Here’s a short video Sheridan Road Magazine shot in April 2013, as feature on Coffee & Classics in their North Shore cultural icon segment.
Here’s a video we did with ShiftFocus on what collector Bo Danenberger thinks of Coffee & Classics.
PARKING FOR SEPTEMBER ONLY: NO Modern European member parking (unless Ferrari) and NO Day Passes. The Ferrari Club of America will be our special guest this month with special limited parking on east Elm for their cars. Fuelfed Classic European members park on Lincoln or on the bridge west of Lincoln. Reminder: No parking on the bridge past 11am.
Parking (Apr. through Aug. and Oct.): Due to extreme popularity & limited space, Coffee & Classics parking will be for paid Fuelfed members displaying their 2016 C&C parking pass and for non-members with European classics who purchase a Guest Day Pass (no day passes in Sept.). A limited number of paid Fuelfed Modern European members will be admitted, if space allows, by showing their membership cards (not in Sept).
Numbered Guest Day Passes may be purchased for $10 at the entry point on Lincoln by non-members driving European Classics. The $10 will be credited to membership dues if you join the club within 7 days of attending the event. Day Passes are not intended for repeated attendance; please consider joining if you enjoy yourself.
Sorry, American Classics are not included in Day Passes this year due to space constraints. We’re not trying to be the biggest, only the best for our members. The American Classics you’ll see belong to members who were grandfathered in.
Drivers ENTER AT OAK/LINCOLN from the south side of the event area. Elm at Greenbay is closed to avoid traffic build-up, as are Lincoln and Elm one block north and east of the Lincoln/Elm intersection. Please look at the updated Parking Map for the entry point and parking areas. NO parking on the bridge (west Elm) past 11am.
2017 C&C Parking Map click to enlarge
Sundays, 9:00am to 11:00am.
June 25 The Vincent Owners Club will be our special guests with special parking on Lincoln.
Sept. 24 Ferrari is the special guest mark with limited special parking on east Elm.
We ask drivers to download windshield display cards and fill out their car’s vitals. This will allow the rest of us to appreciate the classic even if the driver isn’t near by to chat. Click on link below to enlarge and fill in your data, then print it out.
Fuelfed members receive invites to private events such as the TFD Series, Fuelfed Fall Classic (FFC17), Spontaneous Combustion, The OPEN, UDA, W3, MotorGearo 250, The Jelly Bean, Cocktails & Classics, Garage Tours and Driver’s Dinner Gatherings. Details for some of these events are not posted on the Fuelfed site. Learn more about Fuelfed membership.
Fuelfed club events are for our members, their guests and those interested in joining. The public is always welcome to spectate. However, we take our members privacy very seriously and soliciting for interests outside Fuelfed activities, charitable or otherwise, is strictly prohibited.
Please respect the neighborhood with NO hot-rodding or open exhausts.
We want to thank Catalyst Communications for designing another great poster.